When summer sets, there is nothing more refreshing than lemon, and sweets recipes are no exception with these Lemon Poppy Seeds Waffles.
This recipe refers to a classic of the patisserie, you will have guessed … the lemon poppy seed cake! I have given it a twist or two by making it into these Lemon Poppy Seeds Waffles for a delicious breakfast or afternoon snack.
This recipe will take you 10 minutes to prepare, 30 minutes to rest and 15 minutes to cook. It is perfect to make for breakfast on the weekend, when you have a bit more time before you. Make the dough as you wake up, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while the dough rests, and after the resting time cook the waffles.
Have you got a waffle maker?
There are many choices when it comes to waffle makers, below is one I particularly like and which makes the perfect waffles every time.
Mix all the ingredients together and after the dough has rested, roll it into some little balls and place them in the waffle maker to cook.
I like to add some poppy seeds which pairs wonderfully with the lemon extract. If you don’t have any lemon extract, use the juice of half a lemon instead.
Add some whipped cream with some lemon zest for an even more refreshing treat. For an easy vegan whipped cream recipe click this link.
And a drizzle of maple syrup or orange syrup.
These fluffy waffles are so satisfying, simple and refreshing.
- 1 tbsp. ground chia seeds + 3 tbsp. cold water
- 1 tbsp. dried active baking yeast
- 40 gr + 1 tbsp warm dairy-free milk
- 350 gr whit spelt flour (or wheat flour)
- A pinch of salt
- 100 gr unrefined cane sugar
- 1 tbsp. poppy seeds
- 120 gr vegan butter (melted)
- 1/2 tsp. lemon extract or the juice of half a lemon
- In a small bowl, mix together the chia seeds and water, leave aside.
- Warm up the 40 gr of dairy free milk in the microwave just for a few seconds as it needs to be lukewarm and not boiling. Check the temperature before adding the yeast. Leave aside for 10 minutes and let the magic happen.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, cane sugar and poppy seeds.
- Next, add the chia seeds mix, yeast mix, melted butter, 1 tbsp of milk and lemon extract, and mix with your hand until the dough comes together. Don’t work the dough too much or it won’t be as supple. If it doesn’t come together because it is too dry add a tiny bit of milk, if too wet add a little bit of flour.
- Next, cover the bowl with a kitchen towel. Leave it in a warm spot to rise for 30 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 10 small portions and roll in your hand before placing onto your hot waffle maker, spreading it with your hand before closing and pressing a little. Let it cook for 4 to 5 minutes depending on your waffle maker.
- Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup, 1 tbsp. of coconut yoghurt and some lemon juice.
I hope you try and like these waffles if so let me know! Share on Pinterest and tag a photo on Instagram #mimies_delicacies so that I can see your lovely creations as well as helping me reach more of you lovely people. Merci my friends!